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Sadiq Khan opens emergency London homeless shelters as temperatures plummet

9The Mayor of London has opened emergency cold weather shelters for London’s homeless people as temperatures plummet across the capital.

Sadiq Khan urged followers on social media to report sightings of rough sleepers across the city to homeless charity Streetlink as temperatures fell below freezing overnight.

In posts on Twitter and Facebook he wrote: “We’ve opened emergency cold-weather shelters to help those sleeping rough in tonight’s freezing weather.

“If you see someone sleeping rough in this cold weather, please help by reporting it.”

Mr Khan also warned Londoners to “stay warm” and “look after each other”.

He shared advice from NHS England encouraging people to keep an eye on elderly neighbours during cold snaps.

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